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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New look for MyU

MyU will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to noon on October 22 while updates are made to the site. You can preview the new look, see overall changes, and view new top navigation items on the MyU Portal UI Refresh Project site. Please feel free to share this information with your communities.

Spring 2018 student enrollment appointments

Twin Cities students' spring 2018 enrollment appointments will be assigned on October 23 and 24, and they will be posted to student self-service on October 25.

Roll forward for fall and spring semesters

We will roll forward the fall 2018 (1189) and spring 2019 (1193) semesters on November 12, 2017. This happens two weeks prior to CCS Open Initial Build begins to allow for data clean up behind the scenes.

As a reminder, classes with the following criteria will not roll forward:
  • Topics classes
  • Cancelled sections
  • Tentative sections
  • Classes with zero enrollment (excluding directed studies and research)
  • Undergraduate classes scheduled in Extended Regular Session (session 011)

Scheduling U Workshops begin November 27

All schedulers should plan to attend the annual scheduling workshop series, Scheduling U, the week of November 27, 2017. Whether you are new to class scheduling or are a seasoned pro, there is something for you to learn! Workshops are open to any University staff member.

CCS Tips & Tricks
Please join the ASR Training and Support Team to dive deeper into some CCS functionality and to learn some tips and tricks. We'll focus on Special Use Pages, Session Codes, Combined Sections, and Wait Listing. We will have plenty of time for questions and answers. 
Astra Schedule iCoP
This is a refresher session on entering classroom assignments using Astra Academics. We’ll also cover other topics of interest to academic schedulers, including mid-term and final exams, how to schedule computer labs and video conferencing rooms, and tips on finding general purpose classrooms. You can bring your laptop and follow along.

Scheduling Update Live
A must-see annual update on everything scheduling--we will cover classroom renovations, timelines, upgrade impacts, policies, how to get the room you need, and more. See you there!

WiFi network "UofM Secure" to retire

The WiFi network "UofM Secure" is scheduled to retire at the end of December 2017. You should connect to eduroam, the new and preferred secure network for students, faculty, and staff. UofM-Guest is available for guests and visitors. OIT-managed devices will continue to connect to UofM Secure for the near future until all areas and places have been transitioned.

Provide feedback

The Office of Classroom Management welcomes your feedback. Please take a moment to review OCM’s new website and leave a comment about OCM services and spaces. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Who do I contact for support?

For general scheduling questions, email ocmsched@umn.edu.

For general support and questions about CCS, ECAS and Astra Academics, contact ASR Training and Support Team at 612-625-2803 or srhelp@umn.edu.

Reminder: contacting specific individuals rather than the general account can elongate your response time in the event that people are out of the office unexpectedly.